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Alive’s 2009 People to Watch

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The Alive unveiled the 2009 Edition of their “People to Watch” series today, and the line-up includes twelve locals with a variety of backgrounds. The lineup includes Urban Ventures Coordinator Mike Brown, the guys at Central City Recording, CYP Founder Derek Grosso, Assistant City Auditor Megan Kilgore, Urban Spirit owner Charity Martin-Via, Avitae CEO Brian […]


BRUSH – New Monthly Arts Event on Near East Side

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From The Dispatch: New Near East Side social event adopts hip urban attitude By Kevin Joy Seeking an art-focused nighttime alternative, graphic designer Marshall Shorts founded the monthly BRUSH in February. “In the black community, art is kind of a dying culture,” said Shorts, 25, of the East Side. “It’s my motive to help revive […]


Urban Spirit Coffee Shop Celebrates First Year

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Urban Spirit first opened their doors at 893 E. Long Street on February 19th, 2008. Despite a brutal cold snap that day, business was brisk, and the neighborhood quickly embraced this new gathering spot. Owner Charity Martin-Via has seen her fair share of ups and downs over the course of the past year but remains […]


Urban Spirit coffee shop Reviving Neighborhood

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The following discussion is about Urban Spirit Coffee Shop opening in the King Lincoln District. The shop is owned by Charity Martin-Via. Urban Spirit is located at 893 Long St in the restored Alpha Building. Related Stories: – Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opens soon in King Lincoln – King Lincoln attracts public, private interest


Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opens soon in King Lincoln


Press Release wrote Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop opening soon in the King Lincoln District January 17, 2008 Now residents on the Near East Side will not have to travel so far for a gourmet cup of coffee! Nestled in what is known as Columbus’ Cradle of Jazz, Urban-Spirit Coffee Shop, Ltd is a coffee shop and […]


Love of history drives King Lincoln restoration

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Business First wrote Love of history drives area restoration Friday, October 5, 2007 by Jeff Bell Pete Loscocco enjoys the sense of history he experiences every time he walks into the Alpha Building at the corner of Long and 17th streets in the King Lincoln Arts & Entertainment District. He said that feeling is a […]


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